IASA Events

Each semester, IASA organizes numerous events to help international students connect with others and to experience American culture.
The types of events that we organize each semester vary based on the time of year, holidays, and other factors. Our events are always free and open to all Ole Miss students both International and American. More infromation about each event will be posted, along with an event page on Facebook, with details about the location,time,carpooling, etc.

Below, you will a partial list of our events planned for the Fall 2016 semester. We still have several event ideas still being finalized, so look for even more events coming throughout the semster, like a ping-pong-tournament and Mr./Mrs. International pagent.

IASA Welcome Week Activities

Date: Monday, August 15 - Friday, August 19, 2016 TBA
Location: TBA

The first week after arriving at Ole Miss, we know that new international students want to meet people and begin to experience American culture. During this week, we will provide a wide-range of activities including a free dinner, scavenger hunt, movie night, and more!

IASA Semester Kick-Off Dinner & Game Night

Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 6:00-8:30pm
Location: TBA

We like to kick-off the start of a new semester with a bang...and free food! Join us on the Saturday before the first week of classes for an evening of food, fun, and tons of opportunities to meet new people and find out more about IASA and our plans for events/programs over the semester.

Labor Day Cookout at Sardis Lake

Date: Monday, September 5, 2016 from 12:00 - 3:00pm
Location: John W. Kyle State Park at Sardis Lake (Carpool from Oxford)

It's an American tradition to gather your friends on Labor Day for a cookout. Join the IASA international family this Labor Day for a day of food, friends, fun by the lake, and other outdoor activities. The lake is approximately 20 minutes from Oxford, but carpooling from campus will be available.

Labor Day Cookout at Sardis Lake

Date: Monday, September 5, 2016 from 12:00 - 3:00pm
Location: John W. Kyle State Park at Sardis Lake (Carpool from Oxford)

It's an American tradition to gather your friends on Labor Day for a cookout. Join the IASA international family this Labor Day for a day of food, friends, fun by the lake, and other outdoor activities. The lake is approximately 20 minutes from Oxford, but carpooling from campus will be available.

Ole Miss Game Day Tailgating

Date: Select Home Football Game Days
Location: Ole Miss Circle (Typically near the Confederate Statue)

The weather starts to cool down around October/Novemeber, so what's better than a good-ole-fashion bonfire? We'll carpool the 20 minute ride out to the lake for a good time with friends and plenty of hot dogs and s'mores.

Minute to Win It Game Night

Date: September TBA
Location: TBA

"Minute to Win It" is a popular American game show where contestants try to complete all sorts of crazy challenges in a minute or less. It's a great chance to come together and to have a TON of laughs while cheering on your friends, and maybe even yourself, to victory.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest

Date: October TBA
Location: TBA

To celebrate Halloween, IASA likes to introduce international students to the American tradition of carving pumpkins. Bring your own pumpkin and we'll provide the tools you need for carving, plus the snacks you need for extra "inspiration." Prizes are give for the best overall pumpkin design, creativity, and uniqueness, so be sure to bring your "A" game.

Bonfire at Lake Puskus

Date: October/November TBA
Location: Puskus Lake Recreation Area (Carpool from Oxford)

The weather starts to cool down around October/Novemeber, so what's better than a good-ole-fashion bonfire? We'll carpool the 20 minute ride out to the lake for a good time with friends and plenty of hot dogs and s'mores.

IASA Fall/Spring Night of Dance

Date: October/November TBA
Location: TBA

We realized that International students typically don't have the opportunity to go to a "Formal" type dance event while at Ole Miss, so we created our own and always invite everyone. The attire is "semi-formal" and atmosphere is a mixture of culures through dances, food, and fellowship.

Christmas/End of the Semester Party

Date: December TBA
Location: TBA

Christmas falls right at the end of the semester, so we like to group these two occasions together and have a  get-together. Bring a small gift for a traditional American gift-giving game called "dirty santa" and get ready to make some gingerbread houses you can eat....well, hopefully.